A Red Deer Associated Taxi driver and his vehicle have been located after reports of a possible abduction earlier on Friday.

Taxi dispatchers received a "code red" call — which means a driver needs immediate help — at 7:35 p.m.

Police say fellow drivers tried to stop the cab but it got away.

Police say the driver is not being cooperative so at this point they cannot determine why he hit the panic alarm, turned off his phone and disabled the GPS on the cab.